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1992 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships

The 1992 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships (1992 WJHC) was the 16th edition of the World Junior Ice Hockey Championships and was held from December 26, 1991, until January 4, 1992. It was held in Füssen and Kaufbeuren, Germany. The Commonwealth of Independent States won gold, while Sweden won silver, and the United States took home the bronze medal.

1992 IIHF World U20 Championship
Tournament details
Host country Germany
DatesDecember 26 – January 4
Teams8
Venue(s)2 (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svg CIS (1st title)
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svg Sweden
Third place Bronze medal blank.svg United States
Fourth place Finland
Tournament statistics
Matches played28
Goals scored214 (7.64 per match)
Attendance55,750 (1,991 per match)
Scoring leader(s)Sweden Michael Nylander
(17 points)
1991
1993

Final standingsEdit

The 1992 tournament was a round-robin format, with the top three teams winning gold, silver and bronze medals respectively.

The day the tournament began, the Soviet Union formally dissolved. In the week that followed the team continued to play as the Soviet Union, but on January 1, 1992, the team was renamed the Commonwealth of Independent States.[1] However, two players on the team (Sergejs Žoltoks and Sandis Ozoliņš) were from Latvia, a nation not part of the Commonwealth.

Rank Team GP W L T GF GA PTS
    Commonwealth of Independent States 7 6 1 0 39 13 12
    Sweden 7 5 1 1 41 24 11
    United States 7 5 2 0 30 22 10
4   Finland 7 3 3 1 21 21 7
5   Czechoslovakia 7 3 4 0 28 25 6
6   Canada 7 2 3 2 21 30 6
7   Germany 7 1 6 0 15 40 2
8    Switzerland 7 1 6 0 19 40 2

Switzerland was relegated to Pool B for 1993.

ResultsEdit

December 26, 1991Canada  5 – 4  GermanyFüssen
December 26, 1991Sweden  8 – 4  CzechoslovakiaFüssen
December 26, 1991Soviet Union  10 – 2   SwitzerlandKaufbeuren
December 26, 1991United States  5 – 1  FinlandFüssen
December 27, 1991Canada  6 – 4   SwitzerlandFüssen
December 27, 1991Finland  4 – 1  CzechoslovakiaKaufbeuren
December 27, 1991Soviet Union  4 – 3  SwedenFüssen
December 27, 1991United States  6 – 2  GermanyFüssen
December 29, 1991Canada  2 – 2  SwedenKaufbeuren
December 29, 1991Soviet Union  4 – 1  FinlandFüssen
December 29, 1991Czechoslovakia  8 – 2  GermanyFüssen
December 29, 1991United States  5 – 1   SwitzerlandFüssen
December 30, 1991Finland  2 – 2  CanadaFüssen
December 30, 1991Switzerland   4 – 2  CzechoslovakiaFüssen
December 31, 1991Soviet Union  7 – 0  GermanyFüssen
December 31, 1991Sweden  8 – 6  United StatesKaufbeuren
January 1, 1992United States  5 – 3  CanadaFüssen
January 1, 1992Sweden  4 – 3   SwitzerlandFüssen
January 1, 1992Finland  2 – 0  GermanyKaufbeuren
January 1, 1992Czechoslovakia  5 – 2  CISFüssen
January 2, 1992Czechoslovakia  6 – 1  CanadaFüssen
January 2, 1992Finland  7 – 3   SwitzerlandFüssen
January 2, 1992Sweden  10 – 1  GermanyFüssen
January 2, 1992CIS  5 – 0  United StatesKaufbeuren
January 4, 1992CIS  7 – 2  CanadaFüssen
January 4, 1992Sweden  6 – 4  FinlandFüssen
January 4, 1992Germany  6 – 2   SwitzerlandKaufbeuren
January 4, 1992United States  3 – 2  CzechoslovakiaFüssen

Scoring leadersEdit

Rank Player Country G A Pts
1 Michael Nylander   Sweden 8 9 17
2 Peter Forsberg   Sweden 3 8 11
3 Markus Näslund   Sweden 8 2 10
4 Mikael Renberg   Sweden 6 4 10
5 Alexei Kovalev   CIS 5 5 10
6 Eric Lindros   Canada 2 8 10
7 Jan Čaloun   Czechoslovakia 8 1 9
7 Jarkko Varvio   Finland 8 1 9
9 Kristian Gahn   Sweden 3 6 9
9 Róbert Petrovický   Czechoslovakia 3 6 9

Tournament awardsEdit

IIHF Directorate Awards Media All-Star Team
Goaltender   Mike Dunham   Mike Dunham
Defencemen   Darius Kasparaitis   Scott Niedermayer
  Janne Grönvall
Forwards   Michael Nylander   Alexei Kovalev
  Michael Nylander
  Peter Ferraro


Pool BEdit

Eight teams contested the second tier this year in Tychy and Oswiecim Poland from December 27 to January 5. It was played in a simple round robin format, each team playing seven games. This tournament offered a rather improbable result; four of the eight teams finished tied for first.

Standings
Rank Team GP W L T GF GA PTS                
1   Japan 7 5 2 0 32 18 10 7 - 4 2 - 4 4 - 2 3 - 2 5 - 2 2 - 3 9 - 1
2   Poland 7 5 2 0 42 19 10 4 - 7 5 - 3 5 - 1 3 - 6 9 - 0 7 - 2 9 - 0
3   Norway 7 5 2 0 45 17 10 4 - 2 3 - 5 1 - 4 8 - 0 14 - 2 6 - 2 9 - 2
4   France 7 5 2 0 31 15 10 2 - 4 1 - 5 4 - 1 6 - 1 5 - 1 4 - 1 9 - 2
5   Romania 7 4 3 0 23 26 8 2 - 3 6 - 3 0 - 8 1 - 6 3 - 0 3 - 2 8 - 4
6   Netherlands 7 2 5 0 14 38 4 2 - 5 0 - 9 2 - 14 1 - 5 0 - 3 4 - 1 5 - 1
7   Austria 7 2 5 0 16 29 4 3 - 2 2 - 7 2 - 6 1 - 4 2 - 3 1 - 4 5 - 3
8   North Korea 7 0 7 0 13 54 0 1 - 9 0 - 9 2 - 9 2 - 9 4 - 8 1 - 5 3 - 5

Japan was promoted to Pool A and North Korea was relegated to Pool C for 1993.

Pool CEdit

Pool C was contested by nine teams from December 28, to January 4, in Marino and Rome Italy. In the first round the nine teams were divided into three groups of three. The second round pitted the three first place teams against each other, likewise for the second place teams. Greece was disqualified for using an ineligible player, so they did not participate in the final round.[2]

Preliminary RoundEdit

Group A
Team GP W L T GF GA PTS      
  Italy 2 2 0 0 21 1 4 8 - 1 13 - 0
  South Korea 2 1 1 0 8 8 2 1 - 8 7 - 0
  Greece 2 0 2 0 0 20 0 0 - 13 0 - 7
Group B
Team GP W L T GF GA PTS      
  Denmark 2 2 0 0 22 1 4 10 - 0 12 - 1
  Hungary 2 1 1 0 8 10 2 0 - 10 8 - 0
  Bulgaria 2 0 2 0 1 20 0 1 - 12 0 - 8
Group C
Team GP W L T GF GA PTS      
  Great Britain 2 1 1 0 16 9 2 4 - 5 12 - 4
  Spain 2 1 1 0 8 10 2 5 - 4 3 - 6
  Yugoslavia 2 1 1 0 10 15 2 4 - 12 6 - 3

Final RoundEdit

Promotion Group
Group A
Team GP W L T GF GA PTS      
  Italy 2 2 0 0 9 5 4 5 - 2 4 - 3
  Denmark 2 1 1 0 8 8 2 2 - 5 6 - 3
  Great Britain 2 0 2 0 6 10 0 3 - 4 3 - 6

Italy was promoted to Pool B for 1993.

Fourth Place Group
Group A
Team GP W L T GF GA PTS      
  Spain 2 2 0 0 11 8 4 5 - 4 6 - 4
  Hungary 2 1 1 0 8 8 2 4 - 5 4 - 3
  South Korea 2 0 2 0 7 10 0 4 - 6 3 - 4
Seventh Place

  Yugoslavia 1 - 1   Bulgaria

ReferencesEdit

  • Podnieks, Andrew (1998). Red, White, and Gold: Canada at the World Junior Championships 1974–1999. ECW Press. ISBN 1-55022-382-8.
  • 1992 World Junior Hockey Championships at TSN
  • 1992 Championnats du monde de 20 ans at Passionhockey.com